Dye is quite different. They are excellent being versatile and giving a great stable color.
I don t have any objection to your using natural or chemical colorants.
Fine woodworking analine dye. Many woodworkers thought this was the way they should go. Our web site is one of the richest sources of woodworking information available with more than 8 000 items. He observed that wiping the dye is what caused the splotching.
A hiccup in the use of these aniline dyes occurred in the 1970s and 1980s when fine woodworking began promoting george frank and his use of natural and chemical dyes. These dyes may be finished with varnish shellac water based finishes lacquers oils or wax. He is of course correct but i have to do some minor wiping and the results are excellent any way.
Commonly known as non grain raising ngr stains their big gest benefit is superior lightfastness compared to waterborne dyes. Dye wood the color of your choice using a rainbow selection of dyes and pigments from woodcraft s finishing department. We got our dyes from woodworker s supply inc 800 645 9292.
That adds depth to your finish. Dye is made up of microscopic crystals that dissolve in a solvent. Aniline dye is the best method i ve found to add color to my furniture without camouflaging the surface.
Away from intense light waterborne dyes work fine but ngrs are. As a result dye travels wherever the solvent travels and that s deeper into the wood than stains. Dyes for bare wood that resist fading another type of dye suitable for bare wood is classified as a metallized or premetallized dye.
You are correct about me using the trans tint dyes they make up 99 9 of my wood coloring. An independently owned supply company specialising in fine hand tools and woodworking books. Oil wood dye transparent soluble penetrating oil soluble powder dye stains are a good choice for open grained woods like oak chestnut elm ash and for pine or other resinous woods.
Once on wipe your oil based stain on top. It is a very fine grind pigment that is dispersed in alcohol and is sprayed onto the raw wood and left the 30 seconds it takes to dry. Moser water soluble aniline dyes used here come in more than six dozen colors from wood tones to bright primary shades and cost around 4 to 6 per ounce which makes a quart of liquid dye.
You can only base stain so dark heavy concentration before the wood will either be muddy pigment or black dye.